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Events

April 2014


IMPACT II: The Next Step in Polishing Your Communication

Date/Time: 4/17/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A one-day workshop exclusively for IMPACT Graduates only. This session is the next step in mastering your communication and presentation skills.

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Short Course

Date/Time: 4/17/2014 - 4/19/2014, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location: Ames, IA Iowa State University
Notes: This three day Basic HACCP training is designed for people in the food industry desiring to understand and be trained in the HACCP system for manufacturing safe food. This is also for individuals who are starting to develop or implement HACCP plans and those who want to review the concepts and applications of HACCP or desire an updated understanding of the system.

Outcome-Driven Selling

Date/Time: 4/21/2014 - 4/22/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on effective selling skills

ABI Iowa Employment Training, Benefits, & Wellness Conference

Date/Time: 4/23/2014 - 4/24/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Meadows Events & Conference Center 1 Prairie Meadows Dr. Altoona, IA 50009
Notes: Who Should Attend? Business Owners HR Professionals Legal Counsel Executives Trainers Benefit Specialists Managers Risk Managers New Supervisors

ABI Business Succession - What's Your Exit Strategy?

Date/Time: 4/23/2014, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Historic Park Inn, Mason City, IA
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Export Compliance

Date/Time: 4/23/2014, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Iowa Farm Bureau, 5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Notes: Upon completion of this program, you will be aware of the new export security requirements for all exporters.

Theory of Constraints: What is the Goal?

Date/Time: 4/24/2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services, Marion, Iowa
Notes: Discover: *A business management approach that identifies and manages the constraints in your business that limit your ability to achieve your goals *Common approaches for applying a five-step process of ongoing improvement *Practical implementation techniques to help you get "more of your goal" Registration available soon

Introduction to HTS/Schedule B Classification

Date/Time: 4/24/2014, 8:30 AM -4:30 PM
Location: Iowa Farm Bureau, 5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Notes: This program will help you begin to understand how to use the Harmonized Tariff System for imports and the Schedule B listing for exports.

Internet Marketing Strategy Boot Camp

Date/Time: 4/29/2014 - 5/1/2014, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover *Search engine optimization strategies *Successful social media marketing tools for manufacturers *Industry standard web analytics tools *How to create a customized road map for developing or redeveloping your site

May 2014


Video Marketing Boot Camp

Date/Time: 5/5/2014 - 5/6/2014, 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover best practices and key elements of producing, distributing, and tracking the effectiveness of professional-quality online video content.

OSHA 2045 - Machinery & Machine Guarding

Date/Time: 5/6/2014 - 5/9/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: IISC office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: This shortened version of OTI #2040 familiarizes the student with various types of common machinery and the related safety standards. Guidance is provided on the hazards associated with various kinds of machinery and the control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout). The course presents an approach to machinery inspection that enables participants to recognize hazards and to provide options to achieve abatement. These hazards include mechanical motions and actions created by points of operation and other machinery processes.

Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium

Date/Time: 5/7/2014 - 5/8/2014, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: iWireless Center, Moline, Illinois
Notes: Provide participants from the Midwest region an opportunity to attend educational sessions on basic and advanced government contracting topics, advanced briefings of opportunities from various Federal agencies, and provide networking opportunities for participants

Community Cybersecurity Tabletop Workshop

Date/Time: 5/7/2014, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Green Hills AEA - 2600 South 9th Street - Council Bluffs, IA. 51501
Notes: Designed to incorporate the information learned from the Cybersecurity training series by bringing together the community to walk through a community cybersecurity tabletop exercise.

ABI Local Leaders Forum

Date/Time: 5/8/2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: TBD Sioux City, IA
Notes: Agenda: 1:00 PM Welcome 1:05 PM General Session - BOES Presentation 1:45 PM Networking Break 2:00 PM Breakout Sessions Option A - ESOP Option B - IC DISC Option C - Employee Retention 3:30 PM General Session - Innovative Culture 4:00 PM Closing Comments Registration will be available soon! Contact Holly Mueggenberg 515-235-0572 hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Course

Date/Time: 5/13/2014 - 5/14/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Clarion Inn - 2101 4th St SW - Mason City, IA
Notes: The 10 hour class is designed for people at the entry level that are responsible for supervision, management, safety, and the company's employees. The curriculum also serves as a thorough refresher course on OSHA regulations.

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Course

Date/Time: 5/13/2014 - 5/16/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Clarion Inn - 2101 4th St SW - Mason City, IA
Notes: The 30 hour class establishes a foundation for the company safety program. • Locate and apply OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures • Utilize OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program • Identify common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions • Describe appropriate abatement procedures for selected safety hazards • Conduct internal training on OSHA regulations

Recordkeeping

Date/Time: 5/14/2014, 8:00am-12:00 noon
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: Effective recordkeeping is just as important as safety training and PPE when it comes to avoiding workplace injuries and illnesses. It gives you a solid foundation for a successful, well-managed safety program. OSHA's Recordkeeping Standard ensures that companies track and report incidents, so they're less likely to repeat them. The National Safety Council's Recordkeeping Compliance course helps you learn to comply with the standard in your own facility. In just four hours, we'll walk you through the key elements of the standard, and show you how to make it part of an effective safety program.

Community Cybersecurity Tabletop Workshop

Date/Time: 5/14/2014, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Hills Bank & Trust Company - 590 W Forevergreen Rd - North Liberty, IA 52317
Notes: Designed to incorporate the information learned from the Cybersecurity training series by bringing together the community to walk through a community cybersecurity tabletop exercise.

Lean 101: Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Date/Time: 5/15/2014, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Vantec, Inc.; Webster City, Iowa
Notes: This is a one-day class for anyone interested in learning and experiencing Lean concepts to improve their work processes and quality. This event will use a structured simulation to teach the importance of improving processes and information flow within a work environment.

Electrical Safety & NFPA 70E Overview

Date/Time: 5/15/2014, 8:00am-3:30pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: You know it's important to comply, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start. This seminar will help you. IISCs safety professionals translate OSHA regulations on electrical safety into terms you can use and explain how NFPA 70E affects your electrical program. You'll learn practices and procedures that will keep you in compliance, and best of all, protect employees.

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Course

Date/Time: 5/20/2014 - 5/21/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn 4800 Merle Hay Rd Urbandale, IA
Notes: The 10 hour class is designed for people at the entry level that are responsible for supervision, management, safety, and the company's employees. The curriculum also serves as a thorough refresher course on OSHA regulations.

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Course

Date/Time: 5/20/2014 - 5/23/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn 4800 Merle Hay Rd Urbandale, IA
Notes: The 30 hour class establishes a foundation for the company safety program. Locate and apply OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures Utilize OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program Identify common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions Describe appropriate abatement procedures for selected safety hazards Conduct internal training on OSHA regulations

Community Cybersecurity Tabletop Workshop

Date/Time: 5/21/2014, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Polk County Emergency Management - 1907 Carpenter Avenue - Des Moines, IA 50314
Notes: Designed to incorporate the information learned from the Cybersecurity training series by bringing together the community to walk through a community cybersecurity tabletop exercise.

June 2014


ABI 2014 Taking Care of Business Conference

Date/Time: 6/9/2014 - 6/11/2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: DoubleTree and Convention Complex Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Contact Holly Mueggenberg with ABI for details; 515.235.0572, hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org

Iowa ExporTech Event (Session 1 of 3)

Date/Time: 6/10/2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Iowa Farm Bureau, 5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Notes: ExporTech assists companies to develop their strategic export growth plans, and provides connections with expert resources that help manage all aspects of the export business. The program is customized to focus on those areas where participating companies need the most help. The event consists of three full-day sessions with a month in-between each session and is co-sponsored by NIST-MEP and the US Commercial Service, together with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, US Small Business Administration, Iowa Small Business Development Centers, the Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Center for Industrial Research and Service at Iowa State University . The dates for this event are June 10th, July 9th, and August 13th, 2014 and is being held in West Des Moines. If you are interested to learn more or would like to apply to participate in the program please contact any of the event partners or Marc Schneider at CIRAS (maschn@iastate.edu).

Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining Tutorial

Date/Time: 6/12/2014, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: The Des Moines Embassy Club
Notes: A half-day workshop on business etiquette and dining skills

Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 6/17/2014 - 6/18/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

Basic Lean Flow Simulation

Date/Time: 6/24/2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: This event offers a hands-on simulation with descriptions of basic tools and concepts.

July 2014


Iowa ExporTech Event (Session 2 of 3)

Date/Time: 7/9/2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Iowa Farm Bureau, 5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Notes: ExporTech assists companies to develop their strategic export growth plans, and provides connections with expert resources that help manage all aspects of the export business. The program is customized to focus on those areas where participating companies need the most help. The event consists of three full-day sessions with a month in-between each session and is co-sponsored by NIST-MEP and the US Commercial Service, together with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, US Small Business Administration, Iowa Small Business Development Centers, the Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Center for Industrial Research and Service at Iowa State University . The dates for this event are June 10th, July 9th, and August 13th, 2014 and is being held in West Des Moines. If you are interested to learn more or would like to apply to participate in the program please contact any of the event partners or Marc Schneider at CIRAS (maschn@iastate.edu).

Sausage and Processed Meats Short Course

Date/Time: 7/14/2014 - 7/18/2014, To Be Determined
Location: To Be Determined
Notes: The course will use a hands-on approach to meat processing. Under the supervision of an instructor, participants will be divided into teams and have the opportunity to formulate and manufacture a processed meat product.

Influence - How To Achieve Winning Outcomes

Date/Time: 7/15/2014 - 7/16/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on building the skills that lead to influencing winning outcomes.

August 2014


Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 8/12/2014 - 8/13/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

Iowa ExporTech Event (Session 3 of 3)

Date/Time: 8/13/2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Iowa Farm Bureau, 5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Notes: ExporTech assists companies to develop their strategic export growth plans, and provides connections with expert resources that help manage all aspects of the export business. The program is customized to focus on those areas where participating companies need the most help. The event consists of three full-day sessions with a month in-between each session and is co-sponsored by NIST-MEP and the US Commercial Service, together with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, US Small Business Administration, Iowa Small Business Development Centers, the Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Center for Industrial Research and Service at Iowa State University . The dates for this event are June 10th, July 9th, and August 13th, 2014 and is being held in West Des Moines. If you are interested to learn more or would like to apply to participate in the program please contact any of the event partners or Marc Schneider at CIRAS (maschn@iastate.edu).

Food Microbilogy Industry Short Course

Date/Time: 8/28/2014 - 8/29/2014, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Ames, IA Iowa State University
Notes: Iowa State University’s Food Microbiology groups will provide insight on the ecology of microorganisms in foods, detection, and enumeration, isolation, and identification methods for food-borne pathogens, toxins, and contaminants that may occur in a food plant environment. Our course will combine classroom lectures with laboratory environment on the fundamentals of food microbiology and food safety. Attendees will develop a detailed understanding of the methods used to isolate important spoilage microorganisms and food-borne pathogens and the role of food microbiologist in ensuring safe food products. Specific emphasis will be placed on E. coli O157:H7, Listeria, Salmonella, Campylobacter, spoilage and mycotoxigenic fungi, and mycotoxins.

September 2014


IMPACT II: The Next Step in Polishing Your Communication

Date/Time: 9/18/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A one-day workshop exclusively for IMPACT Graduates only. This session is the next step in mastering your communication and presentation skills.

Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining Tutorial

Date/Time: 9/18/2014, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: The Des Moines Embassy Club
Notes: A half-day workshop on business etiquette and dining skills

October 2014


Influence - How To Achieve Winning Outcomes

Date/Time: 10/7/2014 - 10/8/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on building the skills that lead to influencing winning outcomes.

Iowa's Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Date/Time: 10/9/2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: DMACC FFA Enrichment Center Ankeny, IA
Notes: More Information Coming Soon!

Championing Innovation and Leading Change

Date/Time: 10/9/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A one-day workshop on building the skills to handle and manage change.

Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 10/14/2014 - 10/15/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

HACCP Workshop for Meat, Poultry and Egg Plants

Date/Time: 10/16/2014 - 10/18/2014, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory in Ames, Iowa
Notes: The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation. Individuals that complete the course will receive a certificate indicating they are a HACCP trained individual and their name will be added to a registry of HACCP trained individuals that is maintained by the International Meat & Poultry HACCP Alliance. This course is designed for individuals that have little or no knowledge of HACCP and individuals that would like to have a refresher on HACCP and learn of the changes that have taken place in HACCP during the last 2-3 years. One of the working groups will be designated an ''Advanced HACCP Training Working Group.'' This working group, which is limited to those that are already HACCP trained, will discuss Validation, Verification, Reassessment, Lethality, Stabilization and Listeria Control.

November 2014


Outcome-Driven Selling

Date/Time: 11/4/2014 - 11/5/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on effective selling skills

December 2014


Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 12/9/2014 - 12/10/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.